Natalie Gagliordi

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Natalie Gagliordi is a senior writer for Red Ventures based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet.

Natalie Gagliordi has nothing to disclose. She does not hold investments in the technology companies she covers.

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ITIL getting vendors on the same page

ITIL getting vendors on the same page

Similar to my rant last February about the lack of ITIL bloggers, RedMonk's James Governor writes today about the same issue. He takes it a step farther to say that much of the discussion that is out there appears to be oriented toward Microsoft.

May 31, 2005 by in Microsoft

Project Green: Microsoft's new positioning chills out resellers

Project Green: Microsoft's new positioning chills out resellers

Jim Shepherd, an analyst at AMR Research, takes Microsoft's latest portrayal of its Project Greenplan for business solutions and points out the pluses: This change is probably good news for MBS customers and partners. For customers, it means that they can begin to capitalize on the improvements without having to make any major migration efforts, and it should reassure them that MBS is still committed to the existing product lines.

March 10, 2005 by in Microsoft

Microsoft getting serious about BI

Microsoft getting serious about BI

Although late, Microsoft is keeping up with its promises in the Business Intelligence (BI) space, says Gartner, with new products and capabilities that will appeal mostly to the traditional application developer community and departmental IT customers. According to a recent Gartner report  (client reg.

December 19, 2005 by in Microsoft

Why Metro will not kill PDF

Why Metro will not kill PDF

If you are following the news you’ve likely noticed claims that "Metro", Microsoft's new file format for electronic document printing/handling, will derail Adobe's PDF into obscurity are quickly being met by counterviews that say otherwise.  While you may not want to take to heart what the two companies say as they downplay the competition, experts and analysts point out the challenges facing Metro.

May 3, 2005 by in Microsoft

Microsoft overhauls  Software Update Services

Microsoft overhauls Software Update Services

From Tekrati today:Directions on Microsoft offers an assessment of the new Windows Update Services (WUS), soon to replace SUS, and to coincide with an upgrade to Microsoft's Windows Update Web service. Currently, this report, a chart comparing WUS and SMS, and related illustrations of the WUS architecture and patch management terminology changes, are available free of charge at the Directions on Microsoft site.

February 10, 2005 by in Microsoft

Wharton professors weigh in on Longhorn

Wharton professors weigh in on Longhorn

Professors at Wharton are in agreement with what many think: getting corporate customers and consumers on the Longhorn bandwagon may take some doing. An article takes a high-level strategic look at the widely anticipated operating system and raises major questions, such as if the enhanced security is going to spark upgrades, if consumers will be lured by Longhorn’s visual effects, and if it will spark a wave of technology buying.

May 10, 2005 by in Microsoft